Do not initiate any aspect of a project that collects information from or about living individuals (except for publicly available data) until you have received prior written IRB exemption or approval. Even recruitment cannot be started until you have received this exemption or approval.
Beginning 1 July 2023, the IRB will implement its new e-system: researchers will submit all new studies via the SU OneAegis system using your SU credentials.
If you have a currently open Expedited or Full-Board protocol -- one that predates the roll-out of OneAegis -- you should continue to use the traditional, post-approval forms.
Read through the Step-By-Step Process, all the Application Tips, and the information in any of the other relevant sections below before submitting your project for review. Missing or incorrect parts can significantly slow processing, and thereby delay your project initiation.
As you develop your project, you might wish to schedule a consultation with the IRB to discuss review levels related to direct/indirect identifiers, ways of mitigating risks to participants, and a robust informed consent process (which might be oral vs. written/signed).
NOTE: If you are a part-time SU employee during the academic year, contact us about eligibility for IRB review before submitting your research protocol.